Door County, Wisconsin is a popular Midwestern getaway located in what, on a map, looks like the thumb of Wisconsin. The popular vacation getaway destination is a beautiful fall getaway. Door County is a great destination anytime. There are some fall festivities that make a visit to Door county entertaining, as well as scenic.
Door County Trolley Lighthouse Tour
The “Old Time” trolley will pick you up and navigate you to the most treasured lighthouses in the peninsula. The troll will visit lighthouses including: Eagle Bluff, Cana Island, Range Lights and Canal Station. There are two pickup location: Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Ban ad Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek. $49 + tax per person. 920-868-1100.
Ghost Tours of Door Country
Departs from Orchard Country Winery
Unique “fright-filled” tour, especially appropriate as Halloween approaches. The “trolley of the doomed” share tales of ghostly sunken ships, lighthouses and mysterious happenings in the peninsula. Nightly in October. Adults $18 + tax, Children $14 + tax. 920-868-1100.
Gills Rock Entertainment Tour
Gills Rock is on the northern tip of Door County. The artists on the Peninsula band together to launch the 1st Annual Gills Rock Entertainment Arts Tour. There are five destination stops, withing minutes from each other, showcasing rural arts. On the route are Renaissance Gallery & Studio, Hephaestur Foundry & Forge, Charlene’s Gallery Ten, Bentley of Door County and Silver Poplar Studios.
Renaissance Gallery & Studio features George engraving silver flatware and working his antique forge. Hephaestus Foundry & Forge is a converts barn gallery that features the artworks of more than twenty artists. Rob Williams Studio Gallery features Rob Williams demonstrating painting. Charlene’s Gallery Ten features a full spectrum of fine art work by more that 100 artists. Bentley’s of Door County features the work of internationally renowned portrait painter, Robert Dewar Bentley. Silver Poplar Studios is a collection of antique building set in fifteen acres of woods unified by a Russian theme.
Each location will offer refreshments. Guide maps will be available at every stop along the trip. For more information call Charlene Berg at Gallery Ten. 920-854-9907.
Fall Harvest Fest
Lautenback’s Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek will feature a day of live music, free winery tours, pick your own apples, horse drawn wagon rides, craft booths, food demonstrations, and door prizes. 920-868-3479.
Door County Spoke Out
Ride from Southern Door County to Cave Point County Park. Pay to ride or collect pledges. 800-856-1651.
Neighborhhood Pub and Grill
September 21-22, September 28-29 and October 5-6
Neighborhhood Pub in Sturgeon Bay will celebrate its ninth Octoberfest on three weekends.
Cider Pressing Party and Fall Festival
The Farm Museum in Washington Island offers a weekend of activities, including games for children and horse drawn wagon rides. Bring you own apples and use an old fashioned cider press to make apple cider. Washington Island is accessible by ferry ride.
Pumpkin Patch Festival
Downtown Egg Harbor will host a weekend of outdoor entertainment, children’s activities, food, refreshments and a silent auction. Vote for your favorite scarecrow/pumpkin display throughout the village. The festivities are is Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor.
Sister Bay Fall Festival
Festival features children’s activities, art & Craft booths, food booths, parade, live entertainment and fun. Downtown Sister Bay.
Enjoy the beautiful autumn days in Door Country, Wisconsin. Door County is a popular destination within driving distance from Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. Door County is approximately 40 miles from Green Bay, 150 miles from Milwaukee, 175 miles from Madison, 230 miles from Chicago and 310 miles from Minneapolis.